About Us

Welcome to Paws at Prospect Veterinary Clinic

Welcome to Paws at Prospect Veterinary Clinic a local and independently-owned practice.

We hope we can provide you with a genuinely caring service based on honest advice from experienced vets.

We will provide good continuity of care with a smaller intimate experience for you and your pet implementing a fear free design to make the experience as pleasurable as we can for you and your pet. Experienced familiar passionate vets with a longer than average consult time and great value.

Our Mission

Our aim is to provide a friendly service with a high standard of care for your pet’s general medical and surgical needs.  We can also provide an advanced level of care in ophthalmology and eye disease with the ability for advanced ocular medical diagnosis and microsurgery.

What We Do

We will provide good continuity of care with experienced passionate vets supplying a longer than average consult time and great value.

We can ensure an extremely high level of ocular care through our dedicated ophthalmic service providing prompt and efficient services.

Our aim is to have a friendly and professional service with a high standard of care for your pet’s medical and surgical needs.

The Team

Gavin Newman MA (Cantab) VetMB CertVOphthal

Welcome, thanks for visiting the website!

Following graduating from Cambridge University I have now spent over 25 years as a practising vet spanning all facets of veterinary medicine even including a 3 year stint in large animal medicine in the Yorkshire Dales (James Herriot Country!). Since then small animal practice has taken me all over the world- working with veterinary colleagues (both specialists and special interests in dermatology/ small animal medicine/ orthopaedic surgery and ophthalmology) in small animal practices in London/ Yorkshire and Sydney and treating all manners of species from Russian Hamsters to Highland Cattle!

My particular special interest is Ophthalmology (please see the Eyes page) which has allowed me to have had the privilege of the ophthalmic lecturing to the next generation of vets at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

I am over the moon to be in Prospect and get to use all my veterinary skills and experience to provide a progressive and quality veterinary service for all your pets’ needs and welcome each and every one pets and their people to Paws at Prospect Vet.

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Dr Sarah Hill, Veterinary Surgeon

Gavin is delighted to have secured the services of Dr Sarah Hill a brilliant, friendly and  caring vet with a wealth of experience. Since graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, London (another UK vet!), in 1999, Sarah has been in Small Animal Practice. She loves all aspects of her job, but has a particular fondness for her feline friends. She is currently studying Feline Internal Medicine through a distance education course, so you may be referred over to Sarah with your cat so you get the best care. Sarah lives in the Barossa with her husband and two boys, a very cute rescue terrier and various farmyard animals including alpaca and sheep.  She is often found running or cycling around the hills.  Always up for a challenge, she even competed in the New York Marathon in 2015.

Dr Daniel van Geuns, Veterinary Surgeon

Daniel developed a love for animals early in life as he grew up on a hobby farm surrounded by animals of all sorts. Daniel’s father is also a veterinarian, and he remembers spending many afternoons watching his Dad at work.

Daniel graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005. He then spent a year working for his father in his hometown, Toowoomba, before heading off to England for a year. He moved to Adelaide in 2011 and has been working here ever since. He has continued developing his skills across the board in small animal practice, with a particular interest in surgery.

Daniel, his wife and their small rescue dog, Valla are very pleased to call Adelaide home.

Nicole, Veterinary Nurse

Nicole has been a Veterinary Nurse for nearly 10 years and has a diverse nursing background after working in the outback, at the beach and around the city.

She graduated from TAFE in 2015 to gain her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Her special interests include feline medicine, feline behaviour and enrichment. She also is our unofficial computer and “IT” person.

When she’s not at work, she enjoys swimming at the beach, going to the snow, watching Netflix and sleeping.

Natalia, Veterinary Nurse

Animals have been a part of Natalia’s life for as long as she can remember – inherited from growing up overseas on her grandad’s farm. Her passion for animals and their wellbeing has been her ambition and is now happy that she can play such an important part in their lives.

She started her career in the animal industry at the Animal Welfare League of South Australia in 2003 where she found her passion for veterinary nursing – especially behaviour and animal welfare.

She has a love for medical and emergency nursing and prides herself in delivering a high standard of care to all her patients followed by her passion for behaviour and being an advocate for animal mental health

She loves learning something new everyday and continues to uphold an outstanding level of patient care and looks forward to all the little surprises and challenges that her role may bring.

When not spending time with her adopted delinquent cat, Catman Klaus, she enjoys fine wine and dining, keeping fit, outdoor adventures and motorsports.

Tegan, Veterinary Nurse

Tegan’s love of animals came from growing up on her family farm.

She first started nursing in 2012 and has worked in both general and speciality practices, gaining her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014.

Her special interests are medicine, nursing hospitalised patients and canine behaviour. In her spare time Tegan enjoys spending time with her husband and both her baby daughter and energetic Border Collie, Ellie.

Isobel, Veterinary Nurse

Isobel grew up in Prospect and feels very lucky to have the the opportunity to learn from a group of wonderfully experienced nurses and vets so close to home.

Isobel graduated from TAFE with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at the end of 2019 and is the newest member of our team.

Isobel has two dogs, Polly and Bear and in her free time she can be found forcing people to look at photos of them.

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